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I Detoxed From Coffee for 2 Weeks… Here’s What Happened

If you read my recent blog post on my favorite Healthy Matcha Latte Recipe, then you know I mentioned how I can’t wrap my head around the fact that there are people who can function during a long work day with zero caffeine in their system. Well… I’m pretty sure I jinxed myself, because just a couple weeks after that I was hit with a horrible stomach infection and had a forced coffee detox. Like we’re talking 15 days of literally NO caffeine of any sort people. 15!!! Keep in mind I had worked my way up to a solid 2-3 cups of coffee per day when this happened (sometimes 4- not proud). So as you can imagine, the detox experience wasn’t the most pleasant experience I’ve ever been through. Considering if you should do a coffee detox yourself? Here’s what you can expect: #1. Headaches on Headaches I essentially had a 72 hour headache. It wasn’t migraine status by any means, but it was still a nice, constant pounding. Sounds super fun, right? Thankfully …

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5 Ingredient Healthy Matcha Latte Recipe- Dairy Free, Sugar Free & Vegan Friendly!

As much as I love coffee, sometimes I just need a break. I’d love to say I always stick to 1-2 cups per day buuttt… I can get carried away and lose track quickly. Like one summer I worked myself up to two venti iced coffees from Starbucks a day (I’m shaking just thinking about this, HOW & WHY?). I didn’t realize I was drinking close to 6 cups of coffee a day- so when I did the math I had a serious oh sh*t moment. Then I decided it would be a lovely idea to cut coffee out of my life cold turkey. Easily in the top 20 for worst decisions of my life. My brain felt like 600 pounds of lead and I couldn’t feel my eyeballs. So… learn from me being an idiot and don’t detox from coffee this way people! Now I’m much more intentional about how much coffee I’m drinking (no more than 3 cups a day), and every so often I like to go on a little coffee hiatus …

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These 2 Foods Are The Reason Your Skin Is Breaking Out

If you’re up to date on Ask Abbey content, you know that I spent the last two years suffering from hormonal acne. It started out as a zit here and there on my chin, but before I knew it I was never without some sort of breakout on my chin or jawline. More often than not, the breakouts were cystic and they HURT. If you’ve dealt with this or are currently dealing with this… I feel your pain! I spent months and months researching how to cure my skin. Through vitamins, topical products & improving my diet, I finally have clear skin again! (Knock on wood). Make sure to listen this podcast where I explain hormonal acne in depth and all the things that worked for me when clearing up my skin, and read this blog post so you know the vitamins that I take every single day to help prevent breakouts. One hormonal acne related topic that I haven’t discussed in a ton of detail yet is diet, and the role that the foods …

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How To Manage That Gross Natural Deodorant “Detox” Period

Wondering why tf everyone is suddenly so obsessed with natural deodorant? I was too. As a professional hypochondriac, I’m honestly surprised I didn’t hear about it sooner (giving my girliefriend Lauren all the credit for opening my eyes to this one!!!) Why People Are So Concerned: To sum it all up quickly, the main ingredient that prevents your armpits from getting gross & sweaty in traditional deodorant is aluminum. Aluminum has been claimed to be linked to breast cancer, Alzheimer’s & just general toxicity. Most traditional deodorants also have parabens in them, which have also been claimed to cause the same types of issues. As with everything I share with you guys, I want to be as unbiased as possible. I’m never trying to force my opinions on anyone- I’m only trying to let you know both sides of the story so you can make an informed decision for yourself! #you #do #you #honey #boo. So I did some brief research on the topic and read results of some trials that tested this claim. To …

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Brutally Hungover? Try These 3 Natural Hangover Remedies!

This one goes out to all my homies who are just trying to survive the work week by enjoying a glass of wine (or 6) on the weekends & not feel like they’re walking back into the office looking/feeling like Lindsay Lohan circa 2007. You guys know I am all about living a healthy lifestyle in a balanced, realistic way. For me, balance includes WINE! Who doesn’t love a nice glass of cabernet sauvignon with a #phat plate of carbs in the winter? Pretty sure that scenario makes the cut for one of the top 20 most amazing things on earth. If you want to know more about how I balance healthy eating with not so healthy eating, listen to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode #3. What does NOT make the cut for that top 20 list is having a two day hangover that is still going strong when you sit down at your desk at 8 AM Monday morning. If you’re under the age of 23 & rolling your eyes (I’m jealous of you)- …

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The 8 Vitamins I Take Every Day to Keep the Dermatologist Away

When I started dealing with hormonal acne about a year and a half ago, I spent months researching & testing out ways to cure it naturally. In the process of doing that, I also learned about vitamins that can help with general health & before I knew it I had a sliiiightly out of control combination of 8 different vitamins a day. I KNOW. This sounds ridiculous. But, if you’re struggling with constant breakouts like I was, you’re willing to be a little extra to put an end to it. My skin is definitely not perfect, but this vitamin regimen has made a night and day difference for me. To hear more about the causes of acne, hormonal acne prevention, and products I’d recommend to treat acne, listen to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode #8! Also, how cute is that pill organizer?! It’s compact so it’s perfect for travel or your work tote, and it juuuust fits all of my vitamins in it perfectly. But if you take more than 6-8 vitamins/pills (depending on the …

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How I Finally Improved My Body Composition (Before and After Photos)

First let me say: You are beautiful in whatever body makes you FEEL beautiful. Don’t let Instagram tell you how your body is supposed to look. The only way it’s supposed to look is exactly how you want it to. Instagram has a funny way of making you feel like everything about your body is wrong. You need to be thin, but not too thin because that’s gross. You need to have muscle definition, but not a super ripped 8 pack because that’s too masculine. You need to have a booty, but that just right booty where you can tell it’s not from fat- because ew & you can tell it’s not from lifting weights too much- because ew. All I have to say to all of that is: alksdjffakldsjfaklsdjfalksdjflkasdf. Stop letting other people tell you how you need to look. YOU tell yourself how you need to look to make yourself FEEL beautiful. And that’s it. Second let me say: Transformations look different for EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. Everyone has different genetics, hormones, metabolisms, abilities …